Israeli Military Warns Palestinian Violence Could Go On For Months, Risks Getting Worse

The Associated Press

The Israeli military believes the current wave of lethal violence with Palestinians, which has claimed over 100 lives on both sides in the last two months, will continue in the coming months amid the risk of a further serious escalation.

After a period of 10 days that saw the highest number of Israeli fatalities, and the failure of a mission by US Secretary of State John Kerry to calm tensions earlier this week, the bleak assessment confirms the growing view that the current tensions have become a new normal.

The prediction that the violence will continue was made by a senior unnamed Israeli Defence Forces officer who briefed Israeli journalists, and whose assessment was reported in several Israeli papers on Thursday morning.

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